Following record investments in 2021, deals are lower this year, Dealroom’s Impact Database reveals this week. Yet impact startups remain collectively valued at more than US$2tn and “impact unicorns” have reached 200.
As part of FASE’s Impact Fire Talks, impact investing experts share their tips on how to make sure investees don’t move away from their mission over time – plus, our selection of more key insights from the week-long series.
As a woman of colour in social investment, Mathu Jeyaloganathan regularly finds her credibility questioned. As she fights to build a new fund for diverse communities, she urges white allies to help end the sector's institutional racism.
Scottish impact venture investor is optimistic about investor and investee demand, aiming to raise £5m to support early-stage purpose-driven businesses, two years after latest fundraising effort was suspended by Covid-19.
UK’s development finance institution says it will become “global leader” in climate finance in Africa and south Asia with five-year commitment – following news that rich country pledges have not been met.
Amsterdam Impact wants to make impact entrepreneurship the default way to do business – which means getting investors on board. Find out how the city is betting on collaboration over competition to spark more deals.
Sharing the warts-and-all reality of creating a business is a form of resistance, argues our columnist, subverting normative, patriarchal startup culture in favour of something more honest – and more valuable.